Friday, August 11, 2006

Deja Vu - All Over Again

For those of you who missed the 60's, you are seeing the same anti-war hysteria that drove the US to retreat with our tail between our legs. Don't be fooled again.

This means that if Democrats retake Congress, we will be back where we were in Vietnam circa 1975. Early that year the Congressional left blocked funds for our allies in the government of South Vietnam, weakening its defenses even as Hanoi massed for an attack. Within weeks, the North was on the march and the last American helicopters were leaving Saigon. The stakes are just as serious today in Iraq. The defeat in Vietnam could at least be contained elsewhere in Southeast Asia, although the Soviet Union was clearly emboldened to assert itself via proxies from Afghanistan to Central America.

Opinion Journal has a refresher course for non-baby boomers.

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